Private Dance Lessons

Our private lessons are personal, so there is no one watching you, and no pressure to keep up with a group.  Because of this you never have to "switch partners" and  you are able to learn at your own pace.  If something confuses you, we take care of it right away until you are completely comfortable.  We often have students come to us who took "large group lessons" in the past and gave up in frustration.  We take any stigma and fear out of dancing so that you want to continue!


We are highly-trained and experienced dance professionals who genuinely want to see you accomplish your goals and far exceed your expectations.


If you want to have the first dance of a lifetime, or if you need to get into shape, want to learn a new skill, surprise your special someone with a romantic gift, improve your posture, balance and coordination or compete in any city on any level consider dancing with Sinclair Dance Studio! 


. . . this is living . . .

Gift of Dance

Dance lessons are a truly fantastic and super thoughtful gift for anyone. If you need a gift for an event, engagement, birthday, anniversary, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, wedding or just an extra-special date night we are thrilled to do what we can to make it unforgettable! Want flowers waiting for an *ahem* proposal? We're happy to be co-conspirators, we're here to serve you and make your vision possible.

If you would like to gift a package of dance lessons to a bride and groom for a fabulously unique present (that they will never forget...or return), we are happy to arrange it. We have gift certificates available any time of year, we have occasional specialty gift certificates for holidays, or if you want your own custom designed gift certificate we can do that too!


If you're at the last minute and need something fast, we can usually arrange a printable gift certificate to be emailed to you within the hour! 


Experience in a dance-instructor can make a big difference.

Our studio is run entirely by us...husband-and-wife team Allen and Christyn. We studied ballroom and latin dance under the instruction of one of the American greats, we have been a competitive couple, we have worked with a competitive team in Georgia and we have been instructing at our own studio here home in Peoria, IL for over ten years. 

We have done choreography for wheelchair-bound dancers, worked with technique for dog-dancing, we have trained competitive students for Chicago and Indianapolis competitions, we have competed in the 2015 CASA Dancing with the Stars (taking the People's Choice award) and we have taught countless fiancés who "simply cannot dance."

We are most proud of all the couples who have come in with no experience, sometimes nervous and have left closer to each other, all the singles who have dedicated themselves to learning so they can share with others and all the deep and meaningful friendships that we have found along the way. We truly are honored to be your dance instructors and extremely blessed to have met you all.

Instructor currently accepting appointments

Allen Eskridge

Group Lessons

For deep discounts, bring some friends! If two or more couples would like to take a package of lessons together there is a substantial discount to all packages! All couples need to agree on what dance(s) they would like to learn as well as scheduling.

This is great for families, bridal parties and friends who want to learn dance together!


Limit five couples. If you have a larger group that would like a lesson(s) together (in studio or on-location), contact us for availability and special arrangements!

All our dances are taught in American styling.


 A fast-paced Latin dance that is all fun and high-energy, great for a night on the town or tighter-packed dance floors! 



A highly customizable, more romantic Latin dance. It is very appropriate for weddings, fits most dance floors and events and is also extremely flexible for many songs and speeds! Also a great introductory dance to begin learning latin techniques.



A high-energy, close Latin dance that fits into clubs and crowded dance floors. Its challenging speed makes this a good option for helping you get in shape.



A fun-loving, bouncy dance that's perfect for big band music or dances in the park! Very classic and definitely a workout.



An elegant, smooth dance that is a good basis for other ballroom and a wonderful first wedding dance! Arguably the best for developing improved balance and posture. Absolute beautiful classic.



A super-smooth, jazzy jaunt, strolling and sharp!



A technically challenging dance that is always a show-stopper! Extremely impressive when studied well, this dance is generally not for beginners unless they have studied another dance style first or are really committed to learning.



We would love to speak with you about your dancing goals and can tailor any class to your specific desire.


If you have an interest in Jive, Samba, Hustle, Meringue, West-Coast Swing, Lindy-Hop, Charleston, Viennese Waltz, Paso Doble, Mambo, Quickstep, Bolero, Ballad, Nightclub 2-step, Polka or Argentine Tango,

feel free to contact us.

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